Parent & Family Engagement

Parent and Family Engagement
Through decades of research we know that parent and family engagement plays a key role in student academic learning. The Sevier County School System recognizes this as a vital component in education and has made it a goal to promote and encourage family, school, and community partnerships to ensure academic success for all students.


Why should you be involved with your child's education?

Research shows parent and family engagement improves:
  • Students attitudes
  • Behavior in and out of school
  • Social skills
  • Learning
  • Grades
  • Homework completion
  • Testing scores
  • Attendance
  • Graduation rates
  • The likelihood of students pursuing higher education


Ways for parents and families to be involved:

  • Keep in touch with your child's teacher
  • Have high educational expectations
  • Attend school meetings, functions, and events
  • Seek out information
  • Be an active part of decision making committees
  • Make school attendance important
  • Be informed and engaged
  • Visit your school's website often
  • Participate in workshops
  • Encourage learning at home
  • Participate in extracurricular activities
  • Support the schools community partners and sponsors
  • Join the school's PTO/PTA group
  • Ask your child's teacher how you can help

How to help your child at home:

  • Ask your child daily, "What did you learn today?"
  • Make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast and is well rested.
  • Work with your child to create a homework and study routine.
  • Praise and encourage your child often.
  • Monitor and limit the amount of TV and/or video games your child watches or plays.
  • Celebrate your child's successes and work with them on areas for improvement.

Parent Involvement Matters

Additional Resources

Teachers can find additional resources on the Teacher Access section of the website.